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  • Central Otago REAP 14/20 Centennial Avenue Alexandra, Otago, 9320 New Zealand (map)

A workshop on making and managing a compost toilet for emergency or every day use.

Compost toilets combine humanure with a carbon-rich material, usually sawdust, and compost to produce material that is safe to use on the garden or orchard. Raw sewage never comes into contact with water or soil, and chemicals are not required.

This workshop will cover how to make and manage a simple and effective composting toilet.The biggest hurdle for people is getting over their fear of humanure and seeing it as a potential resource rather than a waste product.

A compost toilet, when done properly, doesn't smell and it's not wet. It's important to have the right materials on hand, know what you are doing, and monitor the process so you can feel confident in the end product.

Check out this link to the short film made by 'Happen Films'. It gives a good summary of the subject Lisa and Greg will be teaching; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAcEvs3Bxjs

Lisa and Greg live in Wanaka, where they have successfully used and managed a compost toilet for several years. In 2011 they helped to set up 'RELIEVE' an association of experienced designers, builders and users of compost toilets. With their colleagues in RELIEVE they have given compost toilet workshops in post-earthquake Christchurch and around the country. They have also provided compost toilets to the SPLORE music festival and other events.

Ticket price is $35 and as a special offer, you can bring along a friend/partner for free.

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Earlier Event: October 28
Sustainable House Tour
Later Event: October 28
Alexandra Light Party